Monday Minstrel: Emily Carr and Friends.

Emily Carr ( 1871-1945)was a major Canadian artist inspired by the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest. Last Saturday when I was in the Yorkville district of Toronto I found a statue of her entitled “Emily Carr and Friends” by Joe Farard.

Here is a photo of Emily taken during her life.

Clearly horses were a part of her life. Her paintings have a wonderful vibrancy. Here are two examples. Arbutus tree-1922 and Thunderbird-1929.

Happy Monday!


15 responses to “Monday Minstrel: Emily Carr and Friends.”

  1. WallFlowerStudio Avatar

    Wonderful tribute to one of my favourite artists, Anne.
    If you ever get the chance to read one of her books, I’d highly recommend ‘Klee Wyck’ and, published posthumously, ‘Growing Pains’ (1946). Both autobiographical works, offering amazing insight into her very interesting life.
    I hope you had a very Merry Christmas!

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      WE had a very good Christmas and I hope you did too. Best wishes for good health and much happiness in the New Year!

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  2. cigarman501 Avatar

    I love the photograph. Reminds me of my grandmother except she would have been on a wagon behind the horse.

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  3. popsiclesociety Avatar

    What a great statue! She had wonderful friends! 😉

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  4. Lignum Draco Avatar

    Beautiful. I wonder how the monkey comes into her life?

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      I’m not sure. In the research I have done on her i have found dogs and horses but no monkeys.


  5. Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram Avatar

    The statue titled as with her friends also the painting clearly says how great human she is, deeply loving the nature around. She surely lived a beautiful life. Thanks for sharing ma’am

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  6. Gavin & Wyatt Avatar

    It seems that she had a lovely and loving life,

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      I think she did. She was ahead of her time as an artist but I think she knew she was appreciated in her lifetime.

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  7. Emma Cownie Avatar

    I love the paintings and the fact that Emily Carr clearly loved her animals.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      The color and life in her work reminds me of your work Emma.

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      1. Emma Cownie Avatar

        Thank you, Leueen.

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